Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Canadian folk-rock band the Rural Alberta Advantage at the Commodore. Nick Tubes was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. The Rural Alberta Advantage at the Commodore Ballroom on October 23, 2014. Thanks Nick.
For all those diehard Black Sabbath fans who saw the band in concert last year and went, "Man, that was wicked, but how cool would it have been with Bill Ward!", there is still hope.
According to Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, the British metal legends intend to record one final album and embark on one final tour. And this time, instead of just featuring himself, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and hired drummers Brad Wilk (on record) and and Tommy Clufetos (on tour), the lineup could possibly include original skin-basher Ward.
Needless to say, it's not every day that Jennifer Lopez shows up as a surprise performer at an event attended by Vancouver students.
That's what happened at We Day Vancouver, held at Rogers Arena on October 22.
The annual event was created to inspire young people to become involved in local and international social issues. We Day events are held across Canada, and in the U.S. and the U.K. It's organized by Free the Children, a charity founded by Canadian children rights activist Craig Kielburger, and features a combination of speakers and performances.
Twenty years ago tomorrow--on October 24, 1994--Aerosmith played the Pacific Coliseum. The legendary hard-rock band from Boston was touring behind its Vancouver-made Get a Grip album, which--while it wasn't no Get Your Wings or Rocks--became its best-selling disc worldwide, moving over 20-million units to date.
Here's the best tune from that album. It's the only one written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry themselves, without the "song doctors" they relied on back then to score hits. (I'm talkin' to you, Jim Vallance!)
Stand on it Joe!
Couldn't make it out last night? You missed Grammy-winning Vancouver pop vocalist Sarah McLachlan at the Orpheum. Alex Schibli was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Sarah McLachlan at the Orpheum Theatre on October 20, 2014. Thanks Alex.
Correction: This photo was actually taken at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. Our bad.
This week, Femen protesters drenched themselves in simulated blood to express their outrage over Russian president Vladimir Putin's treatment of Ukraine.
But this isn't the first time that fake blood has replaced ice-cube-filled water to get a political point across.
In September, a Philadelphia youth council called In Defense of Black Bodies posted a blood-bucket video on YouTube to oppose racism in America.
The images are accompanied by the song "Strange Fruit" by Nina Simone.